Urban and Development Agency of the Greater Strasbourg, ADEUS
The Urban and Development Agency of
the Greater Strasbourg, ADEUS (Agence de
développement et d’urbanisme de l’agglomération strasbourgeoise) is a
collective tool incorporated as an independent private law association. ADEUS
is a collective resource for its members and associated partners (local elected
members and players) and its work focuses on general interest topics.
Consisting of a team of about 60
persons from 20 different trades, it is a place of technical expertise feeding
a collaborative platform which brings together the State, various authorities
and joint bodies in charge of local planning, inter-municipality structures and
social and economic communities with a view to facilitate the coordination and
the harmonization of public policies.
Missions given by the statutes
The Agency develops three main
missions for sustainable development as stated in the Housing Access and
Renovated Urban Planning law (ALUR):
- observation of territorial
dynamics, analyses, perspectives and prospective
- support to the elaboration of
public policies, including urban planning documents
- experimentation accompaniment,
emergence of projects, innovations in methods.
The Agency develops an expertise in
country planning, housing, transport, mobility, economy, land issues and environment.
It houses observatory structures for mobility, housing, economy and land usage
which give it a long timescale knowledge of the actors and of the evolution of
the territory. This proximity enables the accompaniment of members, the
production of collaborative construction studies and provides exchange
platforms between partners.
Towards a conference of the
In 2017, an important part of
the Agency work has been to facilitate the emergence of a strategic vision of
the territorial alliances that will drive our cities and campaigns in a dynamics
of positive development.
National Federation of Urban Planning Agencies
The National Federation of Urban
Planning Agencies (FNAU, Fédération
Nationale des Agences d’Urbanisme) brings
together some fifty public bodies of study and reflection dedicated to shaping
and developing major French agglomerations. For the most part, urban planning
agencies have adopted association statutes and serve as meeting places where
the government and other public partners in urban development can join with the
concerned local authorities.
The FNAU is
an association of elected representatives that offers a privileged place of
dialogue on urban issues. It takes a stand in the major national and European
debates on urban policies and the future of cities. The FNAU technical network
brings together 1500 professionals in urban planning, anchored in local
Federation provides them with a meeting space and exchange networks where they
can "capitalise" on their knowledge, share their experiences and
mobilize on collective projects.